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ECN6100 - TOPICS IN ECONOMICS

TOPICS IN ECONOMICS

3.00 credits

ECN6110 - GAME THEORY FOR ENTRERPRNEURS

GAME THEORY FOR ENTRERPRNEURS

ECN6110 Game Theory For Entrepreneurs 3 Credit MSM Elective In this course you will learn to analyze strategic situations that have an interactive component. You will learn how the economic perspective informed by game theory, probability and mathematics can be used to analyze complex situations that managers and entrepreneurs encounter on a regular basis. You will learn to anticipate how other individuals and firms will behave and react to the environment and actions of other players. Gaining an understanding of the structure and strategies of other players enhances your ability to play games well and to improve the results. You will also gain an appreciation for the game before the game, how to influence the structure, strategies and payoffs in order to promote specific behavior or outcomes. The analytical tools developed in this class are valuable for common business situations such as pricing models, investment decisions, contract design and dealing with the issues of moral hazard and adverse selection.

3.00 credits

ECN7200 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

2.00 credits

ECN7201 - MANG AT CROSSROADS BUS, GOVT, INTL ECN

MANG AT CROSSROADS BUS, GOVT, INTL ECN

Managing at the Crossroads: Business, Government, and the International Economy (ECN7201) Managing at the Crossroads: Business, Government, and the International Economy (Mac-BGIE) – This course focuses on domestic and international cause-and-effect relationships among credit markets, goods and services markets, and foreign exchange markets. This global framework is used to explain the effect that economic, social, and/or political shocks have on a nation’s growth and prosperity. ECN7201 will meet for 7 face-to-face sessions. ECN7201 is part of Cluster D and must be taken with MIS7200 during the same semester unless otherwise waived from the course through completion of old core courses, advanced standing credit, or passing a waiver exam. All of the courses in Cluster D must be taken at the same location. ECN7200 is a prerequisite for ECN7201. ECN7201 is a prerequisite for Cluster F MOB7202 and MBA7201. ECN7201 is equivalent to ECN8200 Macroeconomics and the Monetary System.

2.00 credits

ECN7520 - ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL FORECASTING

ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL FORECASTING

ECN7520 Economic and Financial Forecasting If you have taken QTM9501, Business Forecasting, you cannot take this course. Do you anticipate making or evaluating economic and business forecasts in your career? This "hands-on" course provides students a comprehensive introduction to the field of forecasting and econometrics. It covers three main areas of forecasting: basic statistical methods, structural models, and time series models. Throughout the course we will focus on applied examples and use software to forecast key economic and business measures of performance (such as asset pricing, investment risk, interest rates, unemployment rates, industry level and firm level sales, revenues and other variables) while learning to assess the strengths and weaknesses of these forecasts. These techniques can improve corporate financial planning, marketing, sales forecasts, production planning, and many other decisions where better predictions in light of uncertainty can reduce costs, raise profits and lead to better decision-making. Prerequisite: Evening: (ECN7000 or MBA8520) or ECN7200 Fast Track: ECN7201 and MIS7200 One Year: MBA7210 or ECN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or ECN7302 or ECN7200 This course is typically offered in the following semester: Fall

3.00 credits

ECN7525 - TRADE & GLOBALIZATION

TRADE & GLOBALIZATION

ECN7525 Trade & Globalization This semester-long course examines the application of economic concepts for strategic decision-making in a global market place. The global economy and the global marketplace make it necessary that students have functional knowledge and the ability to identify international market opportunities, government influences on competitiveness, market access problems and protectionism, and opportunities for outsourcing. This course will also offer an analysis of the consequences of regional economic integration, globalization trends, trade negotiations and actions by the World Trade Organization for export/import and/or foreign direct investment. Students will have the opportunity to perform an economic analysis of a specific trade or investment strategy, or of a policy issue of their choosing. Career considerations: international trade (import/export trade), international marketing, foreign investment and banking, global strategy and economic development. Complementary courses: International Finance; Global Strategic Management, Global Marketing; offshore and regionally focused courses and internships; international aspects of advanced marketing, entrepreneurship, management, finance, accounting and law courses. Prerequisites: Evening: ECN7000 or MBA8520 or ECN7200 Fast Track: ECN7201 AND MIS7200 One Year: MBA7320 or ECN7200 Two Year: MBA8320 or ECN7302 or ECN7200 This course is typically offered in the following semester: Spring

3.00 credits

ECN7550 - BUSINESS STRATEGY AND GAME THEORY

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND GAME THEORY

ECN7550- Economic Strategy and Game Theory 3 credit graduate elective This course makes extensive use of Game Theory (in addition to classical strategic models and applied microeconomic theory) to provide a systematic and rigorous approach for formulating winning strategies for creating and capturing value in the context of interdependence and uncertainty. In this course you will have an opportunity to, whenever possible, calculate the value of your strategy given market structure, firm's internal competencies, and industry dynamics. Case studies are used to illustrate successful application of strategies. The teaching method utilizes simulations, gaming, and practical, case based discussions. Topics include: the dynamics of pricing rivalry, entry decisions/entry deterrence, mergers and acquisitions, strategic commitment, product positioning, diversification, networks, make or buy decisions, negotiating and bidding. Antitrust issues will also be addressed. Prerequisite: Evening: (ECN7000 or MBA8520) or ECN7200 Fast Track: ECN7201 and MIS7200 One Year: MBA7210 or ECN7200 Two Year: MBA7320 or ECN7302 or ECN7200

3.00 credits

ECN7575 - COMP CHALLENGES OF NEW EUROPE

COMP CHALLENGES OF NEW EUROPE

ECN7575 Competitiveness Challenges of the New Europe 3 credit off-shore elective "Competitiveness Challenges of the New Europe" will explore an in-depth look at the EU and its institutions. The course will consist of 2 mandatory pre-departure sessions on campus in late February/early March, followed by a week in Milan, Italy. The course will conclude with a debrief session on campus following the group's return. While this course has a strong analytical perspective, discussion of day to day issues in lives of Italians - and even more so, operational and strategic issues of Italian companies - are at its core. Students will visit several Italian businesses and will be asked to apply principles introduced in the classroom at Babson as well as at Bocconi University to these visitations. Bocconi University, the host for this program in Milan, is one of Babson's strongest strategic partners and is ranked the number one business school in Italy. Bocconi promotes both economic advancement and civic values by providing students with solid intellectual and professional training so they can contribute to the innovation and development of Italian and European businesses.

3.00 credits

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